Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), launches today in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria with thousands of hours of entertainment, following the launch of the service in France on December 1st, and establishing a year of global expansion as the service is now live in 45 markets.
To celebrate its latest launch, Paramount rolled out its iconic Blue Carpet at the UCI Luxe in Berlin and hosted an unforgettable event featuring a first look at some of Paramount+’s premium content. Global and local stars gathered together for this exclusive event, including STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS’ star Anson Mount, 1883’s Marc Rissmann, Dani Levy and the Cast of THE SHEIK, plus Cast Members of GERMANY SHORE and the entire SPOTLIGHT cast. During the event, it was also announced that Season 2 of YELLOWJACKETS will debut this March across multiple markets globally.
The streaming service provides a broad slate for the whole family, spanning new and exclusive Paramount+ originals, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from Paramount’s world-renowned brands and production studios, including CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, SHOWTIME® and the Smithsonian Channel™, offering the best from international exclusive titles and local content.
In addition to eagerly anticipated critically-acclaimed series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS as well as US drama YELLOWSTONE and its prequel 1883, global series that will become available on Paramount+ in Germany, Switzerland and Austria include SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER, telling the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and destructive unicorns; THE OFFER, based on Oscar®-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-before-seen experiences of making “The Godfather,” THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which follows a new alien character who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution, and TULSA KING, with Sylvester Stallone playing the role of Dwight “The General” Manfredi just after he is released from a 25-year prison sentence and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was recently greenlit for a second season.
Additionally, Paramount+ will be the home of a selection of new blockbuster films following their theatrical and home entertainment releases, including “Top Gun: Maverick,” which will arrive on the service on December 22nd.
Paramount+ is investing in local content and talent, with an unrivalled line-up of German originals, such as DER SCHEICH (The Sheik) (December 22nd), SPOTLIGHT (December 8th), the successful Nickelodeon series about the talented acting, dancing, and singing students at the Berlin School of Arts, and SIMON BECKETT’S CHEMISTRY OF DEATH (January 2023), a gripping crime series based on the acclaimed best-selling novels, among others.
Marco Nobili, EVP and International GM of Paramount+, commented: “There is no doubt 2022 has been the year of global expansion for Paramount+. With the latest launch in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and France last week, we are now streaming in key markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and soon in India. With our unbeatable content offering to entertain the entire family, deployed across such a vast footprint, we are well-positioned to continue our momentum in 2023.”